Definition of Calliphora

1. Noun. Type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies.

Exact synonyms: Genus Calliphora
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Calliphoridae, Family Calliphoridae
Member holonyms: Blow Fly, Blowfly



Medical Definition of Calliphora

1. A genus of blowflies (family Calliphoridae, order Diptera), the bluebottle flies, the larvae of which feed on dead flesh. Calliphora vomitoria and Calliphora vicina are common species in the U.S. Origin: G. Kalli, beauty, + phoros, bearing (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calliphora

Callaghan
Callahan's method
Callander's amputation
Callas
Callicebus
Callie
Callimorpha
Callimorpha jacobeae
Callinectes
Callinectes sapidus
Callinus
Callionymidae
Calliope
Calliopean
Calliophis
Calliphora
Calliphora vicina
Calliphoridae
Callippic
Callirhoe
Callirhoe digitata
Callirhoe involucrata
Callirhoe triangulata
Callirrhoë
Callisaurus
Callisaurus draconoides
Callison's fluid
Callistan
Callistephus
Callistephus chinensis

Literary usage of Calliphora

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1. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"calliphora vomitoria Linnaeus This larva appears to be identical with that of ... 27 and 28). The habits are about the same. Fio. 27.—Larva of calliphora ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1898)
"1 present in calliphora -vomitoria and erythrocephala. Two marginal scutellar macrochaetae are normally present in calliphora and some related genera. ..."

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